[horde] Use of the HORDE product : GNU/GPL conformity case ?

Ralf Lang lang at b1-systems.de
Tue Oct 30 12:59:39 UTC 2012

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> I'm just curious; what's is the benefit here? I don't see how this
> would positively affect Horde. Vice versa, it will only add
> unneeded complexity and burden dealing with software implementation
> as a service. Which, one could argue, always was one of the main
> Horde moving drivers.
> As others already pointed out, GPL license doesn't cover the level
> at which software as a service should be implemented. What is
> "crippled version of Horde" anyway? The version which doesn't send
> email? But it's completely for service provider to fix these kind
> of bugs. And if they don't want to do it - fine. Just choose
> another service.
> One also could argue that this negatively affect Horde name. But as
> Jan pointed out, it's not a trademark or anything legally
> described. Moreover most users are conscientious at service level
> anyway these days.
> From where I stand, I don't see a problem at all.

I would be much more excited by major installations stopping to use
2006's horde releases and upgrading to Horde 4 or 5 in 2012.

Local modifications are a minor issue compared to large bodies of
students learning that horde is some old mail client which looks a bit
out of time.

Actually, I don't see the original topic a big problem.

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